10 top young Nigerian entrepreneurs in media

    LINDA IKEJI Whenever blogging is mentioned in Nigeria, the first name that comes to mind is Linda Ikeji’s blog. Linda’s blog started back in 2005 In terms of blog traffic and general rating, Linda Ikeji’s blog is undoubtedly the No 1 in Nigeria and one of the best in the world. Her blog has

    LINDA IKEJI
Linda Ikeji

Linda Ikeji, Owner of Linda Ikeji blog

Whenever blogging is mentioned in Nigeria, the first name that comes to mind is Linda Ikeji’s blog. Linda’s blog started back in 2005 In terms of blog traffic and general rating, Linda Ikeji’s blog is undoubtedly the No 1 in Nigeria and one of the best in the world. Her blog has a daily viewership of about 1.1 million people i.e 30 million page views monthly. Linda Ikeji rakes in millions of naira every month from advertisement alone. Other sources include sponsored posts, event publicity etc.

So if your dream is to have a successful and huge income generating blog, Linda is your guy.

UCHE PEDRO
uche pedro

Uche Pedro; Owner, Bellanaija.com

Just like Linda, the story of Uche Pedro whose net worth is about N2bn, is another blogging success story. BellaNaija.com, Nigeria’s premier lifestyle, entertainment and fashion website which garners an average of 10 million page views monthly. What she is doing with her blog got her an opportunity to be featured on Oprah Winfrey show and Beauty Around the World, in February 2010. She was also interviewed by Isha Sesay for CNN i-list in September, 2010.

Uche won the International Young Media Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2013 and she has most recently been named as one of the 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa in 2014 by Forbes.

CHUDE JIDEONWO AND ADEBOLA WILLIAMS
Chude and Debola

Chude and Debola, Founders of Red Media and The Future Project

Nigerian duo Chude Jideonwo and Debola Williams who made Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Africa’s best young entrepreneurs list, are the co-founders and Partners of Red Media Nigeria – a leading full service media-content, communication and development company in Nigeria. The firm also owns The Future Project (TFP) – a strategic social enterprise/communications firm which hosts the annual Future Awards; Nigeria’s most important awards for outstanding young Nigerians.

NOBLE IGWE
Noble igwe

Noble Igwe, Owner 360nobs.com

Founder of 360nobs.com, Noble Igwe, is a graduate of Urban & Regional Planning from University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He also has a Certificate in Entrepreneurship Management which he acquired from Pan Africa University. Noble has always loved event promotion and production so he worked as the Events and Sponsorship Coordinator for Virgin Nigeria and then joined an advertising company – 141 worldwide in 2008. From there he moved on to work briefly with Mo Hits records as Public Relations Officer. He then moved on to be with M.I and then Banky W.

In 2009, Nobs started his own company, 360Nobs Limited. He launched popular music website – 360nobs.com in April, 2010 alongside co-founders Oye Akideinde and Abimbola Soares.

ADAORA MBELU
Adaora Mbelu

Adaora Mbelu, CEO Innovation Factory Limited

Adaora Mbelu is a young business development and PR guru who took a keen passion for entrepreneurship with the view to create viable business strategies for organizations to adopt. With her company Innovation Factory which she founded in 2011, she has been able to positively affect the business growth of her clients by developing successful branding strategies based on an extensive feasibility studies. Ms. Mbelu has received several recognition for her work, some of which include; Future Awards nomination for Entrepreneur of the Year (Media) 2012, Promising Young African Entrepreneur 2011 by MTV, FAB Magazine Nigeria’s ‘Top 30 Under 30′ 2012 among others.

DEBO FOLORUNSHO
Debo Folorunsho

Debo Folorunsho; Founder/Creative Director/Graphic Designer of Applause Africa

Applause Africa is a quarterly published magazine for the progressive and innovative African in Diaspora, with a strong focus on leadership, culture and social issues.
A dedicated member of the African Diaspora community, Debo is passionate about coding and intends to learn everything about software design because according to him ‘technology helps me to think beyond traditional boundaries.’ He was also made Huffington post’s list of the 12 young Nigerian entrepreneurs that bring optimism to Nigeria.

BANKOLE OLUWAFEMI
Bankole Oluwafemi

Bankole Oluwafemi, Editor-in-Chief TechCabal

A lawyer by training and a tech blogger by profession; Bankole Oluwafemi is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TechCabal.com – the largest online publication focused on promoting conversations around technology, mobile & internet in Africa.

His foray into tech blogging began in 2010 just as he was about to write his final exams in law school, Enugu; and since then, his enterprise has gained so much ground in Africa. Within the first 8 months of operation, techcabal became the biggest tech blog in Nigeria and is currently the largest in sub-saharan Africa.

ABASIAMA IDARESIT
Abasiama Idaresit

Abasiama Idaresit; Chief Executive Officer, Wild Fusion Limited

Abasiama Idaresit is the CEO of Wild Fusion Limited, Africa’s leading Digital Marketing Agency. The company which began operation in 2010 offer services ranging from media planning and buying (digital, mobile, direct and search) to digital marketing, online marketing, consumer insights, media strategy, creative, social media marketing and technology development.

With operations in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya, Wild Fusion Digital Centre is the Nigerian local training centre for the Digital Marketing Institute of Ireland. Some of Wild fusion’s clients include Unilever (Nigeria and Ghana), Vodacom, Diamond Bank, Planned Parenthood and more African and international clients.

In April 2016, Wild Fusion was the recipient of the Brand Development Award at the inaugural Mobile West African Awards.

BAMIDELE ONIBALUSI
Bamidele Onibalusi

Bamidele Onibalusi, Founder of writersincharge.com

Bamidele is the owner of writersincharge.com, a Nigerian blog dedicated to providing aspiring freelance writers resource materials to become successful writers. He is a young Nigerian who has been in the business of online freelance writing since 2010. At the age of 18, Bamidele began his writing career and there is no doubt that he is a true inspiration to Nigerian youths and teenagers.

He has been featured in Forbes, interviewed in Digital Journal, been featured in Millionaire Magazine in Italy and on several popular local and international sites. He’s also been able to start a big catfish business with proceeds from his freelance writing business.

ADIAT DISU
Adiat Disu

Adiat Disu, Founder/Lead Consultant, ADIREE

With a resume that includes working for big corporations such as; IBM and TJX Inc (where she affected an average of $90 million in sales weekly by identifying and maximizing business opportunities), it didn’t come to many who knew Adiat as a surprise when she went on to launch top PR brand Adiree and create the prestigious Africa Fashion Week (AFW) in the fashion captials of identified fashion-hub countries i.e. New York, Tokyo, Milan, London, Paris and Berlin.

The focus of her brand is to re-brand Africa as the number one destination for luxury brands. Adiat Disu has been featured in Black Enterprise’s Power Women of the Diaspora 2014 and Forbes’ 20 Youngest Power Women in Africa 2014.

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